October 31, 2014
rike jokanan

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Some New Thoughts About Animal Adoption

I have concerns about stray animals especially dogs and cats. This blog gives me insight – thanks to Rumpydog……

Rumpydog

Happy Halloween! May your treats be many, and tricks be few!

Speaking of tricks, there are some new tricks being utilized in the animal adoption trade. Some you may find frightening! But should they be?

When I talked recently with Olivia Melikhov and Susan Furukawa of the ASPCA, I asked about some notions about animal adoption that have recently been challenged by research.

For instance, did you know that “black cat and dog syndrome” -the idea that dogs and cats with black fur are less adoptable- is a myth? Yep! ASPCA cites studies that have shown cat adoptions are more about how friendly the cat is, not the color of its fur. And ebony dogs remain in shelters and rescues no longer than any other dogs (Hmm… It Really Ain’t So Black and White!).

Black cats are actually no less adoptable than a cat of any other color. Black cats are actually no less adoptable than a cat of any other color.

A second notion…

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